Curtis Reid Bennett

June 10, 2020

CHARLOTTE – Curtis Reid Bennett, 92, of Indian Trail, passed away at home on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, surrounded by his family.

Curtis was born on June 8, 1928, son of the late Walter Wright Bennett and Dora Diggs Bennett in Stanley Co. NC. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Rudolph and Harry, and sister, Marilyn Helms.

Curtis enlisted in the United States Navy on September 26, 1945 where he served on the USS Skirmish and USS Dour until his honorable discharge on June 7, of 1949.

He was a devoted member of Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church for 65 years and worked with the Special Ed class for many years.

Curtis is survived by his wife of 64 years, Cordelia Mauney Bennett; their children, Debbie Price and her husband Steve, of Matthews, NC, Cathy Bennett of Manhattan, NY, and Leslie Tye and her husband Earl, of Hillsborough, NC; grandchildren, Courtney Tye, Laura Hall and her husband Cooper, Adam Price, Jonathan Tye and his wife Xheni, and David Tye.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, June 15, at Pritchard at South End, 1117 South Boulevard, with a private burial at Charlotte Memorial Gardens with military honors.

Memorials may be sent to the Special Education department of Pritchard at South End, 1117 South Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at


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  • Michael and Sherri Shytle

    We are thinking of you and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers as you face the difficult days ahead. We loved our times together talking and laughing with Curtis. He holds a special place in our hearts.

  • Edith baird

    Praying for yall during this time of loss. May god wrap his arms around you. And give yall comfort during this time

  • Rebecca Wooten

    I am saddened by the passing of Mr. B. I always remember him as a quiet man with a wonderful smile and even better laugh! He put up with a lot between me and Debbie and our so quiet sleepovers. Love to you all!

  • Angie (Tucker) Dye

    Praying for peace for you all. I thank God for your entire family and the blessing you all were to me as a young girl. Sending much prayer and aloha.

  • Paul and Gail Garner

    Laura , so sorry to learn of your grandfathers death. I know you were very close to him and have many wonderful memories you two shared.
    I think we had the honor of meeting him at your party here in Birmingham before your wedding. Prayers for your family.
    Gail and Paul Garner

  • Harvey Roach

    We are so very sorry for your loss. You all are in our prayers, may God comfort and console you.
    Kathy & Harvey Roach